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TWU restricts building access to essential personnel to limit COVID-19 spread

Texas Woman’s University announced Sunday plans to limit campus building access, only allowing entry to those who are “needed for essential operations,” starting March 24. The  restrictions on building access aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in residence halls as well as protect the students remaining on campus for the rest of the semester, according to the announcement.

Chancellor Carine M. Feyten sent out an email Sunday afternoon explaining the changes.

“Although we have taken significant steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we believe we can and must do more,” Feyten said. “In line with plans at other universities around the country and here in Texas, we will begin a tighter restricted access policy for a period.” 

University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk also announced  UNT will transition to allowing only essential operations and employees on campus, and that most campus offices will move to giving virtual service. 

Feyten also mentioned housing and dining services and pending decisions being made related to student’s housing contracts. She said Monica Mendez-Grant, the vice president for student life, will send out more information on the matter by  March 24.

Gakenia Njenga can be reached via email

Featured image by Sarah Pham.

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